Monday, April 16th was SCI-Arc's annual Spring Open House, one of two most popular annual student recruitment events hosted by the SCI-Arc Admission Office to introduce prospective students to the SCI-Arc community. Masters and Bachelors candidates, together with their families and other interested parties, heard presentations from SCI-Arc directors and faculty, financial aid, and current students. In addition, they were able to observe in-depth studio reviews during final reviews week.
This year, thanks to a panel of alumni volunteers, Open House attendees also had the opportunity to gain insight into the SCI-Arc experience from an alumni perspective. SCI-Arc alums Brian Pace (B.Arch ‘11), Lida Mahabadi (M.Arch ’11), Polly Osborne (M.Arch ’87), and Steven Purvis (M.Arch ’06) were on hand to give advice and help promote the school.
Kirstie Rothague, Director of Recruitment and Outreach welcomed the new addition of an alumni panel: "Alumni are an important part of the SCI-Arc community, especially since they enable employment and internship opportunities for our current students and graduates." To further strengthen alumni-student networks, SCI-Arc has brought on board Javier Cambron (B.Arch ‘12) to help lead recruitment and outreach efforts.
The Spring Open House was attended by more than 100 prospective students, including international prospects from Asia, Canada and Turkey.